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HMS Medway (P223)

HMS Medway is the second of five new River-class offshore patrol vessels.

HMS Medway (P223) is currently on deployment

Atlantic Patrol Tasking North


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Facts & figures

Facts & figures

2,000 tonnes

Total displacement

90.5 metres

Total length

24+ knots

Top speed

Our operations

Current operation

Atlantic Patrol Tasking North


March to December 2020 – Conducting counter narcotics operations in the Caribbean in support of the US Coast Guard.

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Commanding Officer

Commander Chris Hollingworth

Assumed Command Jul 21


HMS Medway's role

Since the beginning of 2020, HMS Medway has been deployed to the Caribbean as the Royal Navy’s permanent presence in the region.

She provides support to Britain’s Overseas Territories in the region, acting as a reassuring presence, providing support and humanitarian aid in the event of a hurricane or other natural disaster and, working side-by-side with regional law enforcement, helping to stop the flow of illegal drugs from South America to Europe and North America.

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